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Pantsdrunk (or stylized to Päntsdrunk; Finnish: Kalsarikänni, About this soundˈkɑls̠ɑriˌkænːi ) is an asocial form of drinking culture, originating in Finland, in which the drinker consumes alcoholic drinks at home, dressed in as little clothing as possible, mainly in underwear with no intention of going out. To a large extent, it is still considered a kind of way of life in Finland, probably related to the stereotyped lack of social contacts among Finns,[1] though the word kalsarikänni and its meaning have long been known around the world. The forced isolation of people in their own homes caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has recently created a global trend for this drinking habit.[2][3][4][5]

Books guiding to the right method and philosophy about "pantsdrunking" have also been written, the most notable being Päntsdrunk (Kalsarikänni): The Finnish Path to Relaxation (Drinking at Home, Alone, in Your Underwear) written by Miska Rantanen in 2018.[6][7][8][9][10] The Australian brewery Two Birds Brewing has also launched a line of beers called Kalsarikännit based on the word.[11][12][13]

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  • Rantanen, Miska (2018). Pantsdrunk: The Finnish Path to Relaxation (Drinking at Home, Alone, in Your Underwear). Harper Collins. ISBN 978-0062855893.

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